ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Robert Newell
Robert Newell
Height: 6-2
Weight: 160
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Highlands Ranch, Colo.
High School: Arapahoe
Position: Back/Fly

Freshman 2008-09
Placed fifth in 100 and 200 backstroke events against Cornell and Dartmouth with times of 52.31 and 1:52.95 ... Finished fourth in 200 backstroke against Columbia, touching the wall in 1:56.43 ... Was 10th in 200 backstroke with a time of 1:51.51 at Georgia Invitational ... Swam fifth in 100 backstroke (55.66) at Arizona State ... Finished fourth in 100 backstroke (52.99) and 200 backstroke (1:55.20) against Navy ... Was fourth in 100 backstroke (53.78) against Penn ... Won the 200 breaststroke against Brown, touching the wall in 2:15.87 ... Placed second in 200 backstroke (1:46.93) and fourth in 100 backstroke (49.75) and 200 IM (1:50.09) at HYP meet ... Won the 'B' final in 200 IM (1:49.04) and was eighth in 100 backstroke (50.15) at Ivy League Championships.

Background
Colorado 5A state champion in 100 back at Arapahoe High ... Multi-even NISCA All-American ... Speedo Academic All-American ... Junior national, national and U.S. Open qualifier ... Holds two event records at Arapahoe High ... Presidential Scholar Athlete ... National Merit Finalist ... NCTE Writing Contest winner ... Ap Scholar with Honor.